Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Freeze Dried Strawberry Mango Smoothie



Are you feeling the heat yet? We, in Southern California, will be the first to tell you we definitely are! With temperatures rising, ushering us into the magnificent solstice that we call Summer, it's time for a little cool down. If you're not feeling the heat quite yet, you can add oats for a little protein and have it as a little morning pick-me-up. This smoothie is super simple and you get to put your food storage to work!

Yields About 4 Servings

Ingredients:
For the mango layer:
For the strawberry layer:
  • heaping 1 cup frozen (overnight) Freeze Dried Strawberries
  • 1 cup orange juice, more IF needed
  • 1 tbsp honey or sugar, optional
Directions:
  1. For the mango layer: Place all of the ingredients in the body of the blender; pulse until smooth, adding a little more orange juice or water to thin, if needed.
  2. For the strawberry layer: Place all of the ingredients in the body of the blender; pulse until smooth, adding a little more orange juice to thin, if needed.
  3. Assembly: Fill each glass halfway with the mango mix then fill the rest of the glass with the strawberry mix. Add straws and serve immediately.
*You may need to break up the frozen fruit, as I did since it froze overnight and was as solid as a rock (LOL). 

**You may also use fresh fruit but you want to get the most out of your food storage, right? :) 

2 comments:

Grandma Jolley said...

Do you reconstitute the freeze dried mangos and strawberries before you freeze them, or just put them in the freezer dry?

In The Kitchen With Honeyville said...

Hi, Grandma Jolley. I placed them in a bowl that had enough water to cover them and put them in the freezer overnight. But I would recommend only keeping them in the freezer for a few hours, otherwise you'll have to break them into smaller pieces so the blender doesn't have a hard time.